The University of Western Australia's School of Indigenous Studies will celebrate 21 highly successful years next week.
The School has helped more than 250 Indigenous students complete undergraduate and postgraduate studies.
UWA Vice-Chancellor, Professor Alan Robson, said the School played a vital role in the life of the University.
"The School provides Indigenous leadership, a visible and vibrant Indigenous community on campus, and an accessible entry point for Indigenous students and communities," Professor Robson said.
"Indigenous education is integral to our activities. In fact, Indigenous knowledge is one of the six priority areas for our research. The principle that guides our activities is the respect of Indigenous people and their culture.
"Led by Winthrop Professor Jill Milroy, the School has developed strong and extensive links to effective pathways for Indigenous students from secondary school to University. The School also has a strong publication record, particularly in Indigenous knowledge and oral history."
Initially, most Indigenous students were drawn to Arts, Social Work and Education. But since the School's initiation of the first Indigenous pre-Law and pre-Medicine/Dentistry courses, more than 64 students are working around Australia in these professions.
More recently, there have been more students in all faculties, including a growing number in Science, Engineering, Architecture and Commerce.